August 23rd, 2010
04:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Levi Johnston files letter of intent to run for office in Wasilla

Levi Johnston on Friday filed a letter of intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska.
Levi Johnston on Friday filed a letter of intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska.

(CNN) - Levi Johnston filed paperwork on Friday that confirms his intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska – presumably for the same office Sarah Palin held until 2002.

Filing a letter of intent is typically the first step local politicians take when seeking elected office. Johnston's filing permits him to accept campaign contributions.

Levi's Letter of Intent [PDF]

In the Alaska Public Offices Commission form letter, Johnson filled out a blank stating he intends to run for office in the "City of Wasilla 2011" election but did not declare an office. But, Stone & Company Entertainment confirmed to CNN on August 10 that it is actively shopping a show that will feature Johnston running for mayor.

"Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office," will feature the trials and tribulations of America's most famous teen dad as he enters the world of politics while continuing to dabble in Hollywood, the production company also confirmed.

The incumbent mayor, Verne Rupright, won a 2008 runoff election with 466 votes. He took a shot at Levi after news of "Loving Levi" broke.

"Well, it is a little early to declare. Usually most wait until the year the seat is up," current Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright said in a statement. "But since I am nearly old enough to be Levi's grandfather I think it would be wise for him to get a high school diploma and keep his clothes on. The voters like that!"


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soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. Greg from VA

    He's got my vote.

    August 23, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  2. johnmccain

    Is this a joke?

    August 23, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. Jilli

    As if one moron from wasilla isn't enough. This is what our country has been reduced to, it's pathetic.

    August 23, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. tcaros

    .... and the Carnival goes on!

    They should have a show called the Wassilla hillbillies. It would feature Sarah as Elle May, Todd as Jethro and they could have a great time talking bout hunt'in moose and looking at Russia from their window.

    They could have Ted Stevens be the unscrupulous bank owner.

    August 23, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. thomas

    PLEASE , WHY ME !

    He should have photo shoot with Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina !
    HP , Ebay and GQ !

    August 23, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  6. Laurie

    Go Levi Go. You have to do as well as the previous Mayor-Sarah"only dead fish go with the flow Palin" Good Luck

    August 23, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  7. DP in Palm Springs

    To: Run Levi Run; you said, "Betcha SP will back his opponent." Well, then, he'll win.

    So far Sarah Palin is 6-0 for endorsements. She endorsed 6, and all 6 lost their elections.

    As you say, Run Levi Run.....but do it nekkid.

    August 23, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. tcaros

    The people in Alaska must all be smoking hemp and have brain freeze. They elected Sarah Palin- you betcha!

    August 23, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  9. dcgonz

    "Dude – How about taking some money from that fame and getting a solid education". He couldn't run as a Republican then, considering how they seem to hate the educated "elite".

    August 23, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  10. WTF??

    OMG!!! Is Wasilla the breeding ground of MORONS?? I hope the citizens of Wasila don't take his candicy seriously and vote for the other guy! What a putz!!!

    August 23, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  11. Huh, seriously???

    What is the world coming to when a city (in Alaska or otherwise) will actually allow a 20 year old with the reputation he has to run for a political office. You just have to hope that the people in Wasilla are smart enough not to give him any money. But, who am I kidding, if there is indeed a reality show of course people will be lining up to give money to try and get their 15 minutes of fame.

    August 23, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  12. Mark

    As Forest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does" or whatever he said. I'm as Conservative as they come but both Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin are embarassing to Alaska politics.

    August 23, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Flipper

    Once again CNN is obsessing with Palin's family and its attention-seeking appendages (insert Levi here).

    This should not be surprising considering that CNN & other left-wing media outlets did more "vetting" of Sarah Palin's 17 year-old, pregnant daughter than they did of Barack Obama back in 2008.

    I guess CNN got tired of exploited Meghan McCain and her idiotic opinions. Before that it was Cindy Sheehan.

    August 23, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. SammyD

    OMG – another Levi story. Who cares???? Can you guys stop writing about Paln and family. I'm a republican and I hate to tell you guys I don't care about Levi nor would I vote for Palin, although now that I see obama in office I think she may have done a better job then what you kool-aid drinkers voted in...

    August 23, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  15. Noelle

    @ Texas Granny: THANK YOU! Finally someone with some sense.

    August 23, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    Thank you CNN for keeping us abreast of the white trash family from Wasilla, AK.
    What would we do if we didn't know, as before August 2008, what was going on in AK.
    This might be a joke, but let's face it if Alaskans voted (by very few votes for mayor and governor) for that bimbo to be their representatives why not this guy.
    Is he going to use his naked pictures like brown from Massachusetts. I think that helped win a few vote with the dumb women who fall for that kind of hype.

    August 23, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. ART

    Hey Levi its time to show Sarah how its done, after all youre a lot smarter than she is

    August 23, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. JomoDaMusicMan

    Levi reminds me of another set of White Politicians in CA, the Mendez Brothers after killing their father: Even though all the evidence showed they were guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, The White females Juries thought they were so cute that they could not find them guilty in the first trial. LEVI WILL WIN ANY OFFICE THAT HE SEEKS not only in AK, BUT ANYWHERE THAT HAS LOTS OF WOMEN VOTERS. HELL IF SARAH PALIN COULD WIN IN AK WHY NOT LEVI

    August 23, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. ATL Guy

    I would gladly contribute to his campaign. Where??? When??? How much???

    August 23, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. Majicman

    Isn't this the way The Bush Family tree took root?

    August 23, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  21. Nancy

    This guy continues to be a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic. Will he ever grow up and realize how ridiculous he is?

    August 23, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Ron in Califonia

    If Levi only knew what a public joke he has become. This stuff will haunt him his whole life. He will never overcome the stigma of his own bad behavior and be successful. From a trailer park to a trailer park.

    August 23, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  23. Rittdo

    I don't know who sounds the dumbest; some of you who respond to these stories or this nit-wit Levi Johnson. By the way Sarah palin is simply saying what many conservatives think. This is from a conservative democrat who has been aregistered democrat longer than many of you have lived.

    August 23, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  24. barry

    This probably should make the News Paper and possibly the local cable channel in Wasilla. It shouldn't be on CNN. Stop encouraging this idiot before he turns out like Dan Quale's son.

    August 23, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  25. Obama 2012

    ...And I bet the people in Wasilla will be just as stupid to vote for him. They were dumb enough to vote in Sarah Palin. Now, Levi will probably marry her daughter!

    August 23, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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